Summary: INT94JV: The Beauty of Mathematics Freshman seminar
Instructor: Daryl Cooper
Office Hours: MWF 12-1 or by appointment.
This is a 1 unit class which is graded Pass/No-Pass.
To get a Pass grade you should attend regularly. If you miss a class email me to explain
why. There is no homework. There are no exams. There is reading assigned which you may
choose to do or not. You may if you wish write a paper. You are strongly encouraged to ask
Some topics we will cover:
various sizes of infinity
how can we know some things are impossible, now and for ever?
what is mathematical proof and why is it important?
irrational numbers and music
how many prime numbers are there?
and many other things.
I can lend you a copy of books 1 or 2, but you must pay a deposit which will be returned in